12 of 14 Hollywood Hills nursing home deaths after Hurricane Irma ruled homicides

Posted at 5:28 AM, Nov 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-23 05:35:09-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the deaths of 12 of the 14 South Florida nursing home patients who died after Hurricane Irma have been ruled homicides.

The Sun Sentinel reports that autopsy results from the Broward County medical examiner's office were released Wednesday.

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No arrests have been made. Police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman says the investigation will continue and part of that will be determining who should be charged.

The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills lost its air conditioner on Sept. 10, shortly after Irma slammed into Florida. On Sept. 13, eight residents died and the others were evacuated from the sweltering facility. Six more died over the following weeks, though two deaths were found to not be related to the lack of power or air conditioning.